Saturday, March 29
Sawgrass and coral - words that conjure up visions of a Florida that is disappearing fast. The Florida that existed before developers paved it over - before everyone north of the Mason-Dixon Line decided to move down here and retire.
Today sawgrass and coral have other meanings. 'The Sawgrass' is an Expressway that takes us to 'Coral Springs', the south Florida town where our motorhome has been stored for the past two and a half months. Today we're on our way to pick it up, and it's a reunion we're looking forward to!
We flew in last night and Viki picked us up at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. This morning after a warm reunion with the kids, the McCright family took off for a company picnic, and we used the day to pick up our motorhome and start loading it up to go camping again. Monday we're taking Austin and Kielyn camping for four nights - down to the Keys - and they're looking forward to it almost as much as we are.
We found our motorhome safe, and clean, and ready to go. It started right up, so we checked it out of storage and drove back to Viki's house. We wasted no time loading our stuff back aboard and by evening we had a good start.
After dinner with the family, Viki and Andy got a babysitter and we went to see the movie 21 with Kevin Spacy. The movie theater is a plush affair that charges $20 a ticket, has valet parking and has reserved love seats and a full wet bar in the balcony.
And no sawgrass or coral to distract you from the ambiance of the new Florida.
Sunday, March 30
Plans A and B
Today we had some time to kill, so Plan A was to take a nice trip out to Delray Beach where there is an annual art festival taking place this weekend. It is held outdoors so naturally it poured down rain all morning.
Necessitating a switch to Plan B. Plan B was a movie we've all been wanting to see - Horton Hears a Who! - and we lucked out and found a movie theater that was showing it right there in Delray Beach. Horton is a happy romp through the fertile imaginations of Dr. Seuss and the latest crop of Pixel animators. It's a great collaboration, and the result is fun with a little moral thrown in, "People are people, no matter how small."
Outside the rain had stopped, allowing us to revert to Plan A again. We spent the rest of a nice afternoon wandering the tent lined streets of Delray Beach. We topped it off with ice cream - and another great day went into the history books - and into this infernal journal of course.